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WHAT ARE SPORT CLUBS?

The Sport Clubs program provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive, instructional, and recreational sports. A sport club is a registered student organization formed by individuals with a common interest in a particular sport or recreational activity. They are student-initiated and student-managed. Members gain a valuable learning experience through their involvement in the organization, leadership, administration, scheduling, fundraising, public relations, and skills development.

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sport Clubs are in a regional or national governing body, such as Men's Rugby Club, Women's Lacrosse Club, or the Baseball Club team. They compete regionally and even nationally.

Instructional Sports

Instructional Sport Clubs are formally teaching a skill, such as Kung Fu Club or the Tae Kwon Do Club.

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sport Clubs are not a part of any league/ governing body and are not instructional-based, such as Laser Tag Corps.

 

QUICK LINKS FOR SPORT CLUBS

 

SERVICES for SPORT CLUBS

Our sport clubs athletic trainer provides services to registered sport clubs participants.
Athletic Trainer

Nicole Whitaker - MS, LAT, ATC

Check out the athletic training services provided to sport clubs here. This is only a services provided to reigstered sport clubs particpants. Services are provided in Belk Gymnasium. More information available here.

You can reserve or request space for your sport club.
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You can request funding for your sport club.
Requesting Funding

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You can click here to access information for visiting teams.
Visiting Teams

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FAQs FOR SPORT CLUBS

Sport clubs are student organizations that compete against other teams in our region, and sometimes even nationally. Intramural Sport teams are teams created here at the University that only compete against other peer teams at UNC Charlotte.

To be eligible for sport club membership, all individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a currently enrolled student, in good standing, and paying the Student Activity Fee
  • Complete and sign a Participation Waiver each semester
  • Hold personal medical insurance

Additional Information:

  • Membership is approved by each sport club’s constitutional guidelines
  • Faculty and Staff may participate in sport clubs as participants, advisors, instructors, or coaches

The number of weekly practices and competitions vary widely for each club. Most clubs practice two days per week for two hours each, and compete every other weekend. Contact the club to find out specific practice times and competition information.

Most clubs require that members pay dues on an annual or semester basis. In addition to the membership dues, some clubs require specific equipment which may increase the overall cost to participate. Costs vary widely for each club, so contact the sport club president to find out specific information and to discuss special circumstances.

Most of the sport clubs travel within our region to compete against clubs from other universities. A few of our sport clubs may travel on a national level to various locations, including: Texas, Indiana, and Michigan.

Absolutely - We welcome new sport clubs!

Steps to start your own: 


1. Meet with the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs:

In this meeting, you will discuss your sport or activity, your experience within the sport or activity, the sustainability of the club on campus, space for practice/play, funding, equipment, and the club leadership.

2. Meet with the Associate Director of Student Organizations:

In this meeting, you will discuss your sport or activity, the mission and purpose of your organization, the development of a constitution, the Student Government approval process, and the club leadership. 

3. Interest meeting(s)

4. Complete the Niner Engage page for your organization

5. Student Government approval hearing 

Congratulations! You are now a sport club.

 

 

GENERAL QUICK LINKS

 

Have any questions? Be sure to contact us!

Vacant Position
Terrece Draper
Assistant Director of Sport Clubs
Nicole is our current certified athletic trainer.
Nicole Whitaker
Sport Clubs Certified Athletic Trainer, MS, LAT, ATC
Belk Gym Office 230
(704) 687-8293